I had an ultrasound and CT scan in the hospital 2 weeks ago, having gone to the ER for abdominal pain, which was getting worse. Quite frankly, I thought I might be having a heart attack. They ruled out heart, gall bladder, stones, and all they could suggest was perhaps Gastritis. However, the CT scan, which was otherwise normal, said calcification in the pancreas, normal CBD, normal pancreatic duct. Then the radiologist concluded I had chronic pancreatitis. Ironically, the ER doctor didn't think I was having an acute attack. I went home, was fine within 5 days, after taking acid blockers, and am now scheduled for an upper endoscopy with a gasteroenterologist, to see what might be going on. I have no symptoms of chronic pancreatitis, have never had an attack of acute pancreatitis (to my knowledge). Is it possible I really don't have calcification, and it's mimicing something else? How can you have a chronic condition and have no symptoms?
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